Stratford District Council Adopt Core Strategy

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Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy – Adoption Statement

In accordance with Regulation 26 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, notice is hereby given that at a meeting held on 11 July 2016 Stratford-on-Avon District Council resolved to adopt the Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy (SDCS).

The SDCS was subject to an Examination in Public by Pete Drew, an independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.  In his report on the examination, issued on 20 June 2016, the Inspector concluded that the modifications set out in Appendix 2 to that report make the SDCS capable of adoption, satisfying the requirements of Section 20(5) of the 2004 Act and meeting the criteria for soundness set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.  In resolving to adopt the Core Strategy the Council agreed to incorporate all changes recommended in the Appendix 2 Schedule.

The SDCS sets out a spatial vision for the District and establishes the strategic context for development decisions in the period up to 2031.  It replaces the saved policies of the Stratford-on-Avon District Local Plan Review 1996-2011.

In addition to the main modifications set out in the Schedule recommended by the Inspector, the adopted SDCS incorporates some minor modifications of a consequential or factual nature proposed by Stratford-on-Avon District Council. A schedule setting out these minor modifications is available to view on the Council’s website.

Any person who is aggrieved by the decision taken to adopt the SDCS may challenge it by making an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on either of the following grounds:

  • The Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy is not within the powers conferred by Part 2 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004;
  • A procedural requirement of the Act or its associated Regulations has not been complied with.

Any such application must be made promptly and in any event no later than six weeks starting with the date on which the SDCS was adopted.

Copies of the Submission Core Strategy with the Main Modifications, the Policies Map as proposed to be modified, the Inspector’s Report, the Strategic Environmental Assessment/Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement and this Statement of Adoption are available for inspection free of charge at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX (Monday to Friday during normal office hours), at all public libraries across the District during normal opening hours and may be viewed on the Council’s website at:

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